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Chinookan __ "Chinookan refers to several groups of Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. In the early 19th century, the Chinookan peoples lived along the lower and middle Columbia River in present-day Oregon and Washington. The Chinookan tribes were those encountered by the Lewis and Clark Expedition in 1805 on the lower Columbia." An encyclopedic article about the Chinooks along with links to related materials. - From wikipedia - 

Chinook __ A brief overview of Chinook history, culture and daily life. - From Minnesota State University - 

Chinook Indian - Enigmatic Tribe of the Columbia River __ "The Chinook Indians - tribe of Chinookan linguistic stock, lived in villages on the embankments of the Columbia River, from British Columbia, Canada to Eastern Washington State, all the way to the Pacific Ocean." - From American Indian - 


Chinook Indian History __ "The best-known tribe of the Chinookan family. They claimed the territory on the north side of Columbia River, Wash., from the mouth to Grays bay, a distance of about 15 miles, and north along the seacoast as far as the north part of Shoalwater bay, where they were met by the Chehalis, a Salish tribe." A good look at Chinook history. - From - 

The Chinook Indian Nation __ "The Chinook Nation included a vast number of tribes about 16,000 in the early 1800s, settled along the banks of the Columbia River, starting from British Columbia, Canada, through Eastern Washington State all the way to the Pacific Ocean." An 'essay' style overview of the Chinook Indian Nation. - From - 


Chinook Language and the Chinook Indian Tribe __ "Chinook language information and the culture, history and genealogy of the Chinook Indians." Basic language information and list of resources for the rest. - From - 

Chinook Mythology __ Stories in click-to-read format covering subjects such as the Creation of the Chinook and the Creation of Bats. - From - 

The Chinook Trade Jargon ___"Presented on this site are four Chinook Jargon dictionaries from the past which are not available elsewhere on-line in convenient form, for the benefit of students or reference by distant scholars. Links to other Jargon-related resources are provided here." - Text only - From Jeff Kopp -

Chinook Tribes __ "A small family of Indians inhabiting the lower Columbia River in Washington and Oregon as far up that river as The Dalles. The Chinooks were primarily a bay and river people, dependent on fishing (salmon) as well as game. They lacked the developed woodcarving art of the west coast tribes of British Columbia and northern Washington, although often classified in the same cultural area. They have been classified as the Upper and Lower Chinook, referring to their location on the Columbia River." This article covers several of the Chinookian peoples. - From University of Oregon -


Lewis and Clark . Native Americans . Chinook Indians | PBS __ "The Chinook Indians, relatives to the Clatsop tribe, lived in the Northwest along the banks of the Columbia River and the coast of the Pacific Ocean. The Chinooks were superb canoe builders and navigators, masterful traders, skillful fishermen and planters. They lived in large wooden plank houses and slept on reed mats over raised boards." - From PBS - 

The Official Website of the Chinook Nation __ Here you will find current events, news, history, culture and more. "Today, the last descendants of Chinook origin live on reservations in Washington and Oregon. There are currently over two thousand registered members of the Chinook Nation and hundreds more applying for membership. Their legacy is that of a placid, thriving society; never to fully reveal its complex culture and mythology, save for a few scattered texts, artifacts and images." - illustrated - From the Chinook Nation - 

Resources on the Chinook __ You will find a listing of online resources for Chinook people. - From - 


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